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Johnson, Samuel
A dictionary of the English language: in which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed a history of the language and an English grammar.The eighth edition; corrected and revised
Printed for J. Johnson, C. Dilly [etc.], London, 1799. 2 volumes, large, thick 4to; engraved portrait frontispiece after a painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds, text printed in triple columns; contemporary full calf, volume 2 with brown gilt-stamped spine label, volume 1 binding restored, volume 2 spine half-way detached with several large losses, leaving boards exposed; moderate foxing to front endpapers and title page, else text blocks fine. Alston V, 191; Fleeman 55.4D/12. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB) [St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.]
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